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Submitted by lisa.jeannet on Fri, 08/05/2016 - 8:46am

Internships are designed to give you work integrated learning experience prior to graduation  so you can bridge the gap between theory and practice and  prepare you  to excel in the workplace. You will gain practical experience in your field of study, earn money, develop industry contacts and networks and put your skills to the test outside the classroom.

The Internship Program

Schulich students have the option to participate in our internships, which offer longer hands-on work experience than traditional four-month work terms.

Internships are paid positions and more than 70 per cent of all Schulich students participate in the program.

Students apply for internships in their third year and begin work placement after completing their third year of study. They then return to school to complete their fourth year of study before graduating. 

Qualified students can start applying for internship positions on September 15. Throughout recruitment, employers can determine closing dates, interview dates and employment offers based on their own business needs.

Students come already skilled in a number of engineering disciplines including:

  • Biomedical engineering specialization
  • Chemical engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Energy engineering
  • Energy and Environment specialization
  • Geomatics engineering
  • Mechanical and Manufacturing engineering
  • Oil and Gas engineering
  • Software engineering

The internship program is part of our ongoing commitment to student success. Work placements help ensure our students graduate with the technical expertise, classroom knowledge and professional skills needed to launch a successful career and join high performance teams.

Participants in the Schulich Internship Program are supported by an experienced, highly-dedicated team of career experts who partner with employers and students to achieve mutual success.

Who qualifies?

Engineering students must complete all courses required for their first three years of study to participate in an internship.

They must be registered as a full-time student and be in good academic standing – with a GPA of at least 2.0 during the past academic year. Students must also be returning to full-time classes after their internship.

Where Can Interns Be Placed?

Companies within Alberta, across Canada or around the world can accept Schulich interns.

The Schulich School of Engineering is constantly seeking new opportunities for our students to join high performing teams and expand their work experience.

What Are My Responsibilities?

  • Offer a paid job placement of between 12 and 16 months
  • Create and post a job description for the type of internship you have available
  • Select the ideal candidate to join your organization as an intern
  • Prepare for intern to begin work between May and September or on an exception basis, January
  • Offer a paid job placement of between 12 and 16 months
  • Conduct a performance review called the IACT, Internship Attributes Coaching Tool of the intern each term.
    • The Schulich School of Engineering is well connected with top companies in Calgary and elsewhere when it comes to hiring interns. We can help open doors for students to get work experience with some of the world’s most sought-after employers in the private, public and non-profit sectors. We can help employers find top students in the next generation of engineers. Examples of companies who have taken part in the internship program in the past three years can be found on this page.

Contact Us

LOOKING TO HIRE ONE OF OUR STUDENTS?
CONNECT WITH OUR EMPLOYER SPECIALISTS TODAY

Contact the Engineering Career Centre

403.220.3089 or ecc@ucalgary.ca

The Internship Program

Schulich students have the option to participate in our internships, which offer longer hands-on work experience than traditional four-month work terms.

Internships are paid positions and more than 70 per cent of all Schulich students participate in the program.

Students apply for internships in their third year and begin work placement after completing their third year of study. They then return to school to complete their fourth year of study before graduating. 

Qualified students can start applying for internship positions on September 15. Throughout recruitment, employers can determine closing dates, interview dates and employment offers based on their own business needs.

Students come already skilled in a number of engineering disciplines including:

  • Biomedical engineering specialization
  • Chemical engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Energy engineering
  • Energy and Environment specialization
  • Geomatics engineering
  • Mechanical and Manufacturing engineering
  • Oil and Gas engineering
  • Software engineering

The internship program is part of our ongoing commitment to student success. Work placements help ensure our students graduate with the technical expertise, classroom knowledge and professional skills needed to launch a successful career and join high performance teams.

Participants in the Schulich Internship Program are supported by an experienced, highly-dedicated team of career experts who partner with employers and students to achieve mutual success.

Who qualifies?

Engineering students must complete all courses required for their first three years of study to participate in an internship.

They must be registered as a full-time student and be in good academic standing – with a GPA of at least 2.0 during the past academic year. Students must also be returning to full-time classes after their internship.

Where Can Interns Be Placed?

Companies within Alberta, across Canada or around the world can accept Schulich interns.

The Schulich School of Engineering is constantly seeking new opportunities for our students to join high performing teams and expand their work experience.

What Are My Responsibilities?
  • Offer a paid job placement of between 12 and 16 months
  • Create and post a job description for the type of internship you have available
  • Select the ideal candidate to join your organization as an intern
  • Prepare for intern to begin work between May and September or on an exception basis, January
  • Offer a paid job placement of between 12 and 16 months
  • Conduct a performance review called the IACT, Internship Attributes Coaching Tool of the intern each term.
    • The Schulich School of Engineering is well connected with top companies in Calgary and elsewhere when it comes to hiring interns. We can help open doors for students to get work experience with some of the world’s most sought-after employers in the private, public and non-profit sectors. We can help employers find top students in the next generation of engineers. Examples of companies who have taken part in the internship program in the past three years can be found on this page.
Contact Us

LOOKING TO HIRE ONE OF OUR STUDENTS?
CONNECT WITH OUR EMPLOYER SPECIALISTS TODAY

Contact the Engineering Career Centre

403.220.3089 or ecc@ucalgary.ca